Training Update for January 2021

Training is one of the many important parts of ensuring competence of our registrants and through our competent person scheme authorisation there is a requirement for 5 yearly training reassessment. For installers who are continuing to work through the current lockdown this does mean that you will need to demonstrate your ongoing compliance with scheme Read More…

UK Clean Air Strategies and domestic burning

Work on implementing clean air strategies across the UK remains a high priority for the government and devolved administrations. We have already seen legislation passed in England for domestic solid fuels through The Air Quality (Domestic Solid Fuels Standards) (England) Regulations 2020 and can expect further changes to legislation over the coming years.

New Year, new website?

Have you thought about investing in a new website for the new year? Three key reasons why now is the right time to act! I know what some of you might be thinking – A guy that runs a web design business telling me that I need a new website…that’s original. Admittedly, I am biased Read More…

The impact of wood burning stoves on air pollution

What we have to say… Recently, we have read a few articles about wood burning stoves and their impact on air pollution. Following the development of various research projects, we can see it is difficult for scientists to cover in their studies, the wide variety of issues that can have an impact on air pollution, with a particular focus on Read More…

White Paper on Clean Air (Wales) Bill published

HETAS is pleased to see the publication of the Welsh Government’s White Paper on a Clean Air (Wales) Bill which aims to make Wales a better and healthier place to live. HETAS has been working directly as part of the Welsh government Task and Finish Group since 2018 (comprising industry, fuel suppliers, Public Health Wales, Healthy Air Cymru, Local Authorities, HETAS and other organisations).

What did 2020 teach us?

2020 was a year like no other. We faced unprecedented challenges both from a business, and personal point of view. And while we faced lockdowns and restrictions, many of us tried to keep things moving with new and smarter ways of working. At HETAS Insurance Services we continued to carefully monitor the situation and worked Read More…

Changes to Energy Labelling Regulations

The end of 2020 brought about a wide number of significant changes to the way in which solid fuel burning appliances are conformity assessed and marked in compliance with both the Construction Products Regulations and Energy Labelling Regulations for the UK. UKCA mark In October 2020, HETAS produced an update on the upcoming changes legislation Read More…

HETAS appointed by Defra to run Ready to Burn scheme for manufactured solid fuels

HETAS, the non-profit organisation supporting cleaner and safer choices for the use of biomass and other solid fuels, appliances and associated technologies, has been appointed by Defra to run its Ready to Burn certification scheme that will underpin The Air Quality (Domestic Solid Fuels Standards) (England) Regulations 2020 that will come into force in England from 1 May 2021 for manufactured solid fuels.